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Belgrade Media Report 28 September

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• Drecun: Prishtina is trying in every way to destabilize the situation (RTS)
• Hill: With the consultation plan, Russia wants to justify the war in Ukraine (FoNet)
• Russian Embassy: Hill’s statement is inappropriate (FoNet)
• Russia at the UN Security Council: What about Kosovo? “Double standards of the West” (Tanjug)
• KFOR held the “Golden Sabre” exercise (RTS)
• Djilas pays visit to U.S., says Serbia must not make the mistake of disconnecting from civilizational trends (Beta)
• MP: Either we will impose sanctions on Russia, or sanctions will be imposed on us (N1)
• Brnabic: Serbia is not neutral regarding the war in Ukraine, we condemned the aggression (Beta)
• Selakovic: Vucic’s address to the nation will most likely be on October 8 (Tanjug)


Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Croatian Government admits that proposals of changes to B&H Election Law from July this year are the result of secret negotiations between the leaders of Croatia and HR Schmidt; OHR did not confirm Croatia’s involvement in changes to B&H Election Law (FTV)
• Komsic comments on Croatian Government’s admitting that it negotiated changes to B&H Election Law with HR: Things have finally come to surface (Nova BH)
• HDZ 1990’s Cvitanovic expects OHR will make necessary interventions into Election Law (Vecernji list)
• Dodik: Bosniaks want political domination and elimination of Serbs and Croats; Croats should have their own third entity in B&H (Glas Srpske)
• RUGIPP: Constitutional Court decision refers to property registered as property owned by B&H, there is no such property in RS (Glas Srpske)
• Croatian Parliament’s Committee for Croats outside Republic of Croatia holds theme session ahead of general elections in B&H (HRT1)
• Head of Istria County: Italian far-right’s election victory is due to turmoil (Hina)
• Picula: Former ruling majority offers unsustainable options; U.S. Embassy reiterates that DF is not their partner (Gradski portal)
• Malliotakis presented Abazovic with a special award from the US Congress (CDM)
• Local elections in 14 municipalities, the main battle for Podgorica (CDM)
Republic of North Macedonia
• Kovacevski says talks being held with Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey on gas, electricity purchases (MIA)
• Homman meets Celibash: EU will continue to support the strengthening of Albania’s electoral process (Radio Tirana)
• Sarrazin in Tirana: Germany by Albania’s side in this reform process (Radio Tirana)
• Exports to Kosovo increase by 1.5 billion ALL (Radio Tirana)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Afternoon Edition, September 28, 2022

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Albanian Language Media:

• SBASHK: Let’s suspend strike until January, classes to start on Oct 3 (Express)
• SBASHK: Strike may be suspended temporarily but not stopped (Koha)
• Maragos: EU willing to continue support for Kosovo (RTK)
• German MP: Kosovo has deserved visa liberalisation for long now (Telegrafi)
• Vetevendosje MP denies reports he has decided to leave the party (EO)
• Serious violations suspected in Dehari case; Ministry suspends chief inspector (media)
• Police arrest seven people in anti-drug operation in Dukagjin region (Klan Kosova)
• Police arrest Russian national at Kulla crossing, had undeclared money (Express)
• Haradinaj recalls meeting with former U.S. Secretary of Defence (Nacionale)

Serbian Language Media:

• Vucic’s public address on all key issues on October 8 (Tanjug, media)
• Selakovic on Kosovo’s application to the CoE, Consultation plan signed with Lavrov, Vucic’s meetings (NMagazin, Beta, Kosovo Online, TV Happy)
• Russian Embassy: Hill’s statement is inappropriate (N1, FoNet)
• Djilas to US officials: Serbia must align its foreign policy with EU (N1)
• Drecun: Pristina is trying to destabilize the situation in every way (RTS, Kosovo Online)
• Today is the International Day of Bosniaks (KoSSev, Kosovo Online)
• Deputy PM: 700,000 citizens left North Macedonia in eight years (Beta, N1)


• EBRD affirms Kosovo’s 2022 economic growth f’cast at 4% (SeeNews)
• ‘This is a War’: Albania Struggles to Keep Lid on Hacked Data (BIRN)
• Two coal plants in Western Balkans go offline due to malfunctions (balkangreenenergynews.com)

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UNMIK Media Observer, Morning Edition, September 28, 2022

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• Osmani: Hopes should not be raised high for visa liberalisation (media)
• Czech EU Presidency to discuss free visa for Kosovo (Euractiv)
• Hopes raised; no new requirements for visa liberalisation (Lajmi)
• Osmani meets Under Secretary General of United Nations DiCarlo (media)
• Osmani: Returning to Kosovo, fully confident Kosovo is on right path (media)
• Konjufca to meet Vassilis Maragos today in Prishtina (media)
• Rohde: No threat of war between Kosovo and Serbia (media)
• Kosovo does not approve Petkovic visit; Foreign Ministry tells reasons (media)·
• Italian KFOR removes Serbian flag near Ibar Bridge (media)
• Citaku: Schools remain closed; Kurti wants to make Kosovo unlivable (media)

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